According to The Post, Massachusetts, Iowa, Mississippi, Indiana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, New York, and Kentucky have introduced so-called comprehensive privacy bills that set limits on what data companies can collect and how they can use it.

And legislators in five states — Connecticut, Oregon, West Virginia, Virginia, and New Jersey — are considering increased protections of children’s data.

Bills in New York, Mississippi, Maryland, Oregon, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington target the protection of subsets of data including health and biometric information, or seek to put limitations on third-party data brokers.

Only five states to date have passed privacy laws covering a broad range of consumer data: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Virginia, according to The Post.

Federal legislation may also be on the horizon based on a Wall Street Journal op-ed written by President Joe Biden in which he urged lawmakers to set “serious federal protections for Americans’ privacy,” including “clear limits on how companies can collect, use and share highly personal data,” heightened protections for “younger people,” and limits on targeted advertising.


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Duane Morris attorney Lawrence H. Pockers and Silver Golub & Teitell partner Steven Bloch speak during a Collision Industry Conference (CIC) panel on Jan. 19, 2023.

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